What’s Up: August

I feel like I was just on the plane back to Michigan writing my What’s Up: July post, where has the time gone?? I’ve been linking up with the first blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions: What I’m eating: I’ve been eating the same old…

Weekly Workouts 7/23-7/29

Happy Monday! We had a nice weekend lifting with our friends at their gym and getting some delicious sushi after! We put in an application for an apartment in their building, so hopefully that will be our gym soon!! It’s one of the best powerlifting gyms in NYC so we are very excited. It’s so…

NYC 2 Month Update

I can’t believe I’ve already been living in NYC for two months, time flies when you’re in the city that never sleeps!! I must admit, I wasn’t sure how much I’d like city life, but I’ve adjusted quicker than I thought. However, ask me again in the winter and I might say otherwise… Fair warning: this post…

Quick Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers aren’t my favorite vegetable in the world, but this recipe helps me with my goal to eat more veggies. Cucumbers are mostly water so they keep you hydrated and full, and are incredibly low in calories. They’re also a great snack, especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds.  This recipe is…

Weekly Workouts 7/16-7/22

Happy Monday friends! Hope you all had a great weekend! We had a nice weekend with Jon’s parents in town. We ate a lot of good food, so I should have some good workouts this week 😀 I had a solid week of workouts, it’s amazing how being back into a routine and staying consistent…

Strolling Through Central Park: Part 1

Central Park is such an iconic part of NYC. It’s so much bigger than people think so I figured I would make my strolls through Central Park into multiple posts. There’s so much to do and see there. We stayed along the east side on our stroll this day. A few weekends ago Jon and…

Lyssy’s Eats: Dô Cookie Dough Confections

Last summer I had heard about a magical place that had edible cookie dough in NYC. I looked at their instagram and knew I had to go there. When I visited Jon in September we tried to go, but the line was across the street and around the corner 😫. For the sake of our…

Weekly Workouts 7/8 – 7/15

Hi friends, hope you all had a great weekend! We had a nice and relaxing weekend and got some meal preps and cleaning done. We tried finding a couch but still haven’t had any luck. Any suggestions?? I had some great workouts this week. I deadlifted my personal record for deadlifts yesterday and it felt…

Lyssy’s Eats: Voodoo Donuts

I can’t believe it’s been over two months since my Portland Trip!! (If you missed it you can catch up Day 1 & 2, Day 3, and Last days) I’ve heard about Vodoo Donuts for years, and had to go when I went to Portland. I’m more of an ice cream kinda person, than donut,…

First Visit Back to Michigan: Part II

If you missed part one of my first visit home (still sounds weird!) you can read it here. Saturday was my favorite day of the trip because our lake has an annual fireworks show and we have my aunt and uncles over. My sister also flew in from Portland, so the whole family was together…